Fall means yummy food

Now that it is fall I can eat soups and stews a lot. And what is a cousin to soups and stews??? Chili!

I really didn't intend to eat chili today. I was actually going to eat fish for dinner. But then I had a huge craving (that's been developing for several weeks), and decided I had to feed the beast. And the beast wanted corn bread. I decided to make cornbread muffins so that I could freeze some. As I was mixing and scooping the batter into the muffin tins I thought that it was a shame I didn't have chili cause chili and cornbread just *go* together you know?

But I didn't have any beef. I like beefy chili. But I did have two cans of beans. Hmmm. I didn't have any plain tomato sauce but I did have canned whole tomatoes. And stewed tomatoes if needed. So I figured what the heck. After I put the muffins in the oven I dumped two cans of beans (black beans and white kidney beans) along with a few handfulls of frozen corn into the colander. Then I added the whole tomatoes to a pot and broke them up and then added a package of chili seasoning (yep, I'm a dirty rotten cheater when it comes to chili). Then I added all the beans and corn and decided it needed more tomatoes so I dumped in the stewed tomatoes. Oh and I put in a bit of extra cumin and chili powder. In the end it was very tasty but fairly soupy. But that's ok cause I had yummy cornbread muffins to soak up the soupiness.

Although now I have a ton of chili/soup leftover. I'm going to keep some in the fridge for tomorrow and then freeze the rest in ziplock bags. I'll also be freezing some of the cornbread muffins.

I'm not commenting on the cornbread muffin recipe I used quite yet because I might have put in an extra 1/2 cup of cornmeal.  I kinda spaced out (I was thinking how yummy chili would be) and wasn't sure if I had put in 1 cup or only 1/2 cup.  So I won't judge them until next time.  But I ate three of them with my chili/soup so they obviously weren't too bad.